First Alzheimer Café opens at Longford Credit Union offices

Jessica Thompson

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First Alzheimer Café opens at Longford Credit Union offices

Eileen Kilbride, Gerry Farrell guest speaker, Pauline Lee and Breda Dunne. Photo: Michelle Ghee

Dementia is becoming one of the prevalent aging diseases around the world of late and, with so many people affected by Alzheimer's Disease in particular, it's important to know where you can find support.

That's where Longford's new Alzheimer Café comes in. Offering support and information to those affected by Alzheimer's, this is a valuable new service in the midlands.

The first ever Alzheimer Café was held in Longford Credit Union on Wednesday, February 6, and was very well-supported by people from across the county.

Special guest Gerry Farrell spoke to those in attendance on the subject of 'Living With Dementia', providing valuable information that will prove beneficial to many families across Longford.

Hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland Longford Branch, the Alzheimer Café will be a regular event in the town, with the next café taking place on Wednesday February 27 next at 7pm in Longford Credit Union.

Also read: Opening of first Alzheimer Café in Longford

Entrance and car-parking facilities are available at the rear of the building, between Longford Shopping Centre and Longford Motor Taxation Office.

Rosario Rabbitt will be a special guest on the night and she will give a talk on 'Psychiatry of Later Life Services'.
This is an information and social evening and tea, coffee, scones and biscuits will be served. Anyone who is affected by dementia is welcome to join.

For more information, contact Eileen or Breda on 085 872 4475 or Longford ASI office on 043 33 48402 or 043 33 47221.

Also read: 'Alzheimer Café is a wonderful initiative'